Olivia Irma Valenta

8 August 1912–11 April 2003 (Age 90)
Taylor, Williamson, Texas, United States

The Life of Olivia Irma

When Olivia Irma Valenta was born on 8 August 1912, in Taylor, Williamson, Texas, United States, her father, John Joe Valenta, was 32 and her mother, Mary Mikolas, was 37. She married Ben Bednar Sr. on 15 May 1933, in Washington, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Fayette, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 11 April 2003, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in La Grange, Fayette, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ben Bednar Sr.
Olivia Irma Valenta
Marriage: 15 May 1933
Ben Bednar Jr.

Spouse and Children

15 May 1933
Washington, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Joe Valenta





World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 2

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 25

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Czech: from a pet form of the personal name Valentin, Czech form of Valentine .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Olivia Valenta in household of Macy Valenta, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Olivia Bedner in household of Ben Bedner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alivia Calenta, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

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